What happened to Sam Brown? Why did Sam Brown stop singing?

Samantha Brown is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. Besides this, Brown is a blue-eyed soul, ukulele, and piano player. 

She came to prominence in the late 1980s as a solo artist and released six singles that entered the UK Singles Chart during the 1980s and 1990s. 

Since the 1988 release of her debut album Stop!, Brown has put out seven studio albums, one live album, one EP, three compilation albums, and three albums with the band Homespun. After experiencing severe vocal issues in 2007, she stopped recording and performing live until 2023, when she released the album Number 8.

Scroll down to learn, if she is still performing.

What happened to Sam Brown? 

In 2007, Sam unexpectedly lost her voice.

It feels like some muscles aren’t working.” After a cyst was found on her vocal cords, she had the cyst successfully removed, but problems with her voice persisted, leaving her unable to hold a note.

“I had a couple of operations to remove polyps, but that’s not the cause of the problem. I have tried a lot of different things, including voice training, but I have never been able to figure it out. I’ve seen lots of different voice therapists and specialists. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll one day get to the bottom of it, but my singing is extremely restricted and I certainly won’t be going out doing concerts.”

Thinking her career may be over, she started her ukulele school. “As a touring musician and singer, obviously I had to find a new way of making money, so I needed a job.”

‘Number 8’ is an ambitious project that proves the power of optimism and self-belief and it’s nice that her brother Pete has had a hand in the mixing of the album too. The album ‘’Number 8’’ was released on January 20, 2023, along with the first single ‘’Doll’’. 

What happened to Sam Brown
Sam Brown

Despite the loss of her voice, Sam Brown has recorded an excellent and contemporary-sounding record that her fans will love. In the same month as her new album gets released, she is off to Australia to do some ukelele teaching work for a short while before she comes back to carry on her classes again.”

Did Sam Brown get her voice back?

Number 8 proves what the power of optimism and self-belief can lead to, providing an unexpected return, Sam reclaiming her voice, the songs personal and affecting, and the album landing 35 years, give or take a few months, after the debut album, Stop!

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